Have you ever wanted to eat healthy, fresh food but couldn’t find or afford it? Read on to learn about how to buy fresh produce and other food items in your community that will save you money!
The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the SC Department of Agriculture want you to know there are lots of opportunities to find fresh, healthy food in our state. South Carolina is home to hundreds of farmers markets and roadside markets where you can find fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, poultry, dairy, grains, and baked goods for less money than a supermarket. There are even some rolling markets on trucks that travel around to share their goods with us.
With just a click of a mouse, you can find one of these markets near you!
You can find different types of farmers markets here. Click here to see a map of locations, markets that accept WIC, SNAP, and Healthy Bucks, and even a simple recipe of the month!
Also, SC DHEC in partnership with Clemson University offers free nutrition classes that teach you how to shop wisely for healthier foods (including at farmers markets) and how to cook healthier food. For more information about classes, contact the Clemson Cooperative Extension in your county. Click here for a listing of Clemson county offices.
So get out this weekend and check out some of the many opportunities to save money and enjoy delicious, fresh, healthy food!